Drew Barrymore reveals what inspired her to name baby daughter Olive
Drew Barrymore revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show how she chose her daughter’s name when she was the “size of an olive”.
Drew Barrymore, 37, and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their daughter Olive into the world 10 weeks ago and the actress has revealed she was inspired to pick the moniker when she was in the early stage of her pregnancy.
Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Drew Barrymore said: “I never would have guessed that would have been the name.
“But I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant and they said your baby is the size of an olive, and that was it. We never looked back.”
Ellen DeGeneres then joked: “It could have been the size of a peanut or a grapefruit.”
Drew Barrymore replied: “It could have been. It was a lot fruit and vegetables.”
The actress did consider a number of names, but as soon as they thought of Olive, they didn’t deliberate anything else.
Drew Barrymore explained: “We were shopping a few [names] as all people do who are so blessed to get to do this. And then once the light was shed, there was just no turning back.”